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Become An Associate Veterinarian

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Working As An Associate Veterinarian

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $88,490

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Veterinarian Do At Banfield Pet Hospital

* Practice in accordance to state practice act and principles of veterinary medical ethics
* Leverage evidence-based medicine and continue pursuit of education to deliver quality patient care
* Devote yourself to the culture of preventive care andOptimum Wellness Plans
* Adopt and positively impact new veterinary standards and guidelines
* Deliver medical and surgical treatments with formulary approved pharmaceuticals, supplies, and equipment, in accordance with Banfield’sMedical Quality Standards
* Partner with clients as an advocate for the pet to plan follow-up visits, provide home-care instructions, and education to ensure the lifelong health of their pets
* Maintain relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems, including Banfield’s database, PetWare, designed to obtain data for populationresearch
* Foster an effective veterinary support team by communicating medical standards, ethical practices, and your veterinary knowledge and experience
* Exemplify theMars Five Principles— Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency, and Freedom

What Does An Associate Veterinarian Do At Operation Spay Bay

* Responsible for daily care of all surgical & wellness clinic patients, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper care of patients, including pre-, peri- and post-operative care.
* During designated training sessions, responsible for training participants in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe clinic practices, maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times.
* Ability to show leadership and work as part of a team is a must.
* Job Type: part-time, potential for full-time Required license or certification: Florida Licensed

What Does An Associate Veterinarian Do At Keystone Animal Hospital

* Communicating compassionately and effectively with clients and staff Performing medical, dental, and surgical procedures Contributing to a positive work environment Assisting the lead team to attain productivity goals Contributing to programs to attract and retain new clients Supervise and work closely with the veterinary technicians to provide excellent patient care.
* Develop training programs and continuing education to improve their job skills.
* Work to understand the financial goals of the hospital.
* Qualifications DVM or VMD in the state of Pennsylvania Strong communications skills, with both the clients and staff Willing to occasionally travel Willing to work a rotation of shifts amongst all the Doctors Company Description Keystone Animal Hospital is a full-service Veterinary Medical/Surgical Hospital located in Oxford, PA.
* Our staff at Keystone Animal Hospital will provide the best possible medical , surgical and dental care for our highly-valued patients through client communication and informed decision making.
* Keystone Animal Hospital provides the finest quality of health care to your pets.
* We feel that preventative care is extremely important and will help your pets enjoy longer and better lives.
* We understand that your pet is a valued family member and our entire staff will provide the same compassionate, capable care that we would expect for our own pets.
* It is the mission at Keystone Animal Hospital to provide the highest quality veterinary care available to all of our patients in a compassionate, family focused environment.
* We understand that your pet is a valued member of your family and our staff focuses on friendly, knowledgeable service to meet the client's every need.
* We promise to maintain superior ethical standards.
* We will provide client communication to maximize your pet's quality of life.
* Our doctors and staff are committed to developing their potential through community service and continuing education in order to fulfill the needs of our patients and clients.
* We are proud to provide comprehensive and affordable veterinary care and as long as we as a team strive to exceed out clients expectations, our goal is

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How To Become An Associate Veterinarian

Veterinarians must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college and a state license.

Education

Veterinarians must complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine. There are currently 30 colleges with accredited programs in the United States. A veterinary medicine program generally takes 4 years to complete and includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical components.

Although not required, most applicants to veterinary school have a bachelor’s degree. Veterinary medical colleges typically require applicants to have taken many science classes, including biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, zoology, microbiology, and animal science. Most programs also require math, humanities, and social science courses.

Admission to veterinary programs is competitive, and less than half of all applicants were accepted in 2014.

In veterinary medicine programs, students take courses on animal anatomy and physiology, as well as disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Most programs include 3 years of classroom, laboratory, and clinical work. Students typically spend the final year of the 4-year program doing clinical rotations in a veterinary medical center or hospital.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Veterinarians must be licensed in order to practice in the United States. Licensing requirements vary by state, but all states require prospective veterinarians to complete an accredited veterinary program and to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. Veterinarians working for the state or federal government may not be required to have a state license, because each agency has different requirements.

Most states not only require the national exam but also have a state exam that covers state laws and regulations. Few states accept licenses from other states, so veterinarians who want to be licensed in another state usually must take that state’s exam.

The American Veterinary Medical Association offers certification in 40 specialties, such as surgery, microbiology, and internal medicine. Although certification is not required for veterinarians, it can show exceptional skill and expertise in a particular field. To sit for a specialty certification exam, veterinarians must have a certain number of years of experience in the field, complete additional education, and complete a residency program, typically lasting 3 to 4 years. Requirements vary by specialty.

Other Experience

Some veterinary medical colleges weigh experience heavily during the admissions process. Formal experience, such as previous work with veterinarians or scientists in clinics, agribusiness, research, or some area of health science, is particularly advantageous. Less formal experience, such as working with animals on a farm, at a stable, or in an animal shelter, can also be helpful.

Although graduates of a veterinary program can begin practicing once they receive their license, some veterinarians pursue further education and training. Some new veterinary graduates enter internship or residency programs to gain specialized experience.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Veterinarians must be compassionate when working with animals and their owners. They must treat animals with kindness and respect, and must be sensitive when dealing with the animal owners.

Communication skills. Strong communication skills are essential for veterinarians, who must be able to discuss their recommendations and explain treatment options to animal owners and give instructions to their staff.

Decisionmaking skills. Veterinarians must decide the correct method for treating the injuries and illnesses of animals. For instance, deciding to euthanize a sick animal can be difficult.

Management skills. Management skills are important for veterinarians who manage private clinics or laboratories, or direct teams of technicians or inspectors. In these settings, they are responsible for providing direction, delegating work, and overseeing daily operations.

Manual dexterity. Manual dexterity is important for veterinarians, because they must control their hand movements and be precise when treating injuries and performing surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Veterinarians need strong problem-solving skills because they must figure out what is ailing animals. Those who test animals to determine the effects of drug therapies also need excellent diagnostic skills.

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Associate Veterinarian Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    68.2%
  • Male

    28.5%
  • Unknown

    3.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.7%
  • Asian

    8.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    6.5%
  • Unknown

    1.7%
  • Black or African American

    1.0%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    38.1%
  • French

    19.0%
  • Russian

    9.5%
  • Arabic

    9.5%
  • Chinese

    4.8%
  • Wolof

    4.8%
  • Dakota

    4.8%
  • Thai

    4.8%
  • Croatian

    4.8%
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Real Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Veterinarian-Locum A Caring Doctor (Minnesota), P.A. Carmel, IN Mar 01, 2016 $146,090
Associate Veterinarian Davis R Hall DVM PLC Annandale, VA Jun 11, 2016 $135,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (New Jersey), P.C. Watchung, NJ Jan 01, 2015 $126,500
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Fremont, CA Jun 19, 2016 $125,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Dublin, CA Jun 19, 2016 $125,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (North Carolina), P.C. Fayetteville, NC Sep 06, 2015 $125,000
Associate Veterinarian Davis R Hall DVM PLC Annandale, VA Jun 11, 2016 $120,000 -
$135,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Sep 15, 2016 $120,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. (DBA Banfield, The Pet Hospital) Aliso Viejo, CA Oct 20, 2015 $118,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Tustin, CA Nov 29, 2015 $118,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Nov 29, 2015 $118,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (New Jersey), P.C. Secaucus, NJ May 09, 2016 $115,200
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (New Jersey), P.C. East Hanover, NJ May 09, 2016 $115,200
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Woodbridge, VA Sep 21, 2016 $115,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Alexandria, VA Sep 10, 2015 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor, P.C. Renton, WA Aug 04, 2016 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Alexandria, VA Sep 15, 2015 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. (DBA Banfield, The Pet Hospital) San Jose, CA Jun 26, 2015 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Alexandria, VA Oct 09, 2015 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Springfield, VA Oct 09, 2015 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Jacksonville, FL Jan 22, 2015 $95,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (Minnesota), P.A. South Euclid, OH Jul 30, 2015 $86,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (Minnesota), P.A. Willoughby, OH Feb 20, 2015 $86,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (Minnesota), P.A. Willoughby, OH Jul 30, 2015 $86,000
Associate Veterinarian Affordable Pet Clinic of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA Jan 10, 2016 $85,567
Associate Veterinarian Affordable Pet Clinic of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA Sep 09, 2016 $85,567
Associate Veterinarian Ace Animal Hospital Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 04, 2015 $85,000
Associate Veterinarian A Caring Doctor (Texas), P.C. Lewisville, TX Aug 09, 2015 $85,000
Associate Veterinarian Medical Management International, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA Sep 17, 2015 $85,000

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Top Skills for An Associate Veterinarian

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Top Associate Veterinarian Skills

  1. Small Animal Medicine
  2. Emergency Care
  3. Routine Surgeries
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Experience in small animal medicine and surgery including orthopedics.
  • Managed diverse caseload, performed minor surgeries and dental procedures, and provided daytime emergency care.
  • Performed routine well animal visits, vaccinations, dental procedures and routine surgeries.
  • Performed all medical and soft tissue surgery treatments for my patients.
  • Coordinate specialist and referral care while maintaining general and preventative care.

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